For the next 3 weeks we will be looking at The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Allan Ahlberg.

It is a much-loved rhyming tale, about the jolliest of postmen on his daily rounds as he delivers letters to the residents of a fairytale town. While the postman is treated to numerous cups of tea, the children will be re-introduced to a host of favourite characters, from the great and good such as Cinderella and the Three Bears, to the not so nice Mr Wolf and the Wicked Witch.

The children will  find out what the cast are all getting up to, they will delight in discovering the six pull-out pieces of post. It is brilliantly designed with lots of little details to spot!



click here-       – to see it read online


Can children retell the stories of the characters the postman visits?

Who do children think the postman could visit next?